Choose from Four Options
- $27 for one 5K entry with a t-shirt (a $39 value)
- $32 for one 10K entry with a t-shirt (a $49 value)
- $52 for two 5K entries with t-shirts (a $98 value)
- $62 for two 10K entries with t-shirts (a $98 value)
The rain-or-shine event is held at Moonlight Beach on Saturday, November 16. The first wave of runners leaves at 12:30 p.m., with waves leaving every five minutes thereafter. Prize-packed raffles take place throughout the day, and an after party with live music, free snacks, and drinks (first one free) takes place from 1 p.m. until midnight. An awards ceremony commences at 2:30 p.m., with the top 20 finishers in each age group receiving medals, and the winner of each age group receiving a handmade mosaic medal made by Surfing Madonna artist Mark Patterson.
See here for more information on the race packet pickup times. Proceeds from this race will go toward funding a surf school for special needs children, YMCA and the San Dieguito High School Academy.
Surfing Madonna "Save the Ocean" 5K/10K
When the early afternoon tide is low, participants in the Surfing Madonna "Save the Ocean" 5K/10K line up waterside on Moonlight Beach. The scenic run takes athletes of all stripes along the shore to their respective 5k and 10k turnaround points, at which point they must loop back to the finish. Each runner has three hours to complete his or her route, which features aid stations stocked with food and drink along the way. The top 20 male and female finishers divvy up $8,000 worth of prize money, while the top ladies and gents in each age division receive handmade mosaic medals by artist Mark Patterson.
Those awards are distributed during the run’s all-day after party, where vendors supply free snacks and drinks as live music resounds across the shore. In addition to awards for the race, the after-party includes a presentation of $20,000 in scholarships to local students. Likewise, Surfing Madonna—a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the world’s oceans—donates an additional $20,000 to local beach- and ocean-related projects, which are voted for by race participants.